Bluetooth is a useful short-range wireless technology, but it goes far beyond what’s mandatory to use a Hisense TV. That said, something is better than nothing, especially if you want to use headphones, AirPods, soundbars, and other similar gadgets. You might be surprised to know that some Hisense TVs don’t have Bluetooth.
At the very least, they may have compatibility issues.
The good news is, it’s pretty simple to find out if your Hisense TV has Bluetooth. The same goes for establishing a Bluetooth connection and troubleshooting connectivity issues. Here’s what you need to know about Hisense TVs and Bluetooth.
As mentioned, not all Hisense TVs have Bluetooth. But enough of them do, chances are yours has bluetooth too. But if you can’t remember its technical specifications, you can check the model to figure it out quickly.
The following Hisense TV series have built-in Bluetooth connectivity:
- A6, A70, A6G
- U6, U7, U8, U9
- H55, H65, H8, H8G1, H9
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Here’s how to check the model number of your Hisense TV:
- Power the TV.
- Press the “menu” button or the house icon on the remote.
- Highlight and select the “Settings” button with the gear.
- Use the Down Arrow button to navigate to the Device Preferences page.
- Go to “About”.
- Next, select the “Status” option.
- Write down the serial number, search the number online, and make sure it is a Hisense TV series.
Of course, if you learn to read a string of characters, you can also read a number and determine its progression and other details.
The first number after “Hisense” tells you the screen size. The first letter indicates the country or region of origin.
After the first letter, you have another number for the Hisense TV series and another number showing the design of the TV. The letter at the end will indicate the year the TV was manufactured.
It is important to remember that this serial number format is only available for Hisense TVs manufactured for the US, Australian and Canadian markets. If you have a European Hisense TV, the model number may vary.
In this case, doing a Google search is the quickest way to find out if it has bluetooth.
Alternative Ways to Check Hisense TV Serial Number
There are three other ways to find out the model number of your Hisense TV so you can cross check it with known Bluetooth models.
First, you can check the back of the TV. Most Hisense TVs have a white label attached below the barcode. The sticker should contain the serial number. But if you don’t have a new TV or an ink-faded sticker, there are other things you can try.
Hisense TV paperwork is generally listed under Paperwork. Check the serial number on the device’s registration or warranty documents.
Another thing you can try is to look for the serial number on the Hisense TV packaging. Similar to the sticker on the back of the TV, there should also be a sticker with the model number on the original packaging.
These are useful when you have no power, the remote is not working, or your Hisense menu navigation is frozen. That’s why, while you can throw away the packaging and peel off the stickers, it’s a bad idea to misplace warranty and device registration documents.
Hisense TV OS with bluetooth
Hisense offers a wide range of models that can handle just about every operating system you can imagine.
Each smart TV platform has its own pros and cons. Ultimately, choosing between them comes down to personal preference. For example, some users prefer the Google ecosystem, while others prefer the Fire TV platform and Alexa integration.
But other users may prefer the extensive premium library with the Roku TV ecosystem or the ease of use associated with the Vidaa TV platform. Regardless of your choice, you can rest assured that most of these Hisense smart TVs feature Bluetooth.
Of course, you should still read the product page carefully before buying your first Hisense TV to avoid incompatibilities later. While Bluetooth adapters can solve some problems, why buy more gadgets if you don’t have to?
How to add bluetooth to a hisense tv without bluetooth
Suppose your Hisense TV does not support Bluetooth connection. It can be frustrating when you can’t use your favorite speakers or headphones to play games or watch shows. The good news is that you can add some Bluetooth functionality.
To add Bluetooth to a TV that doesn’t have Bluetooth, you’ll need a Bluetooth adapter and an open 3.5mm or AUX audio port. Once you have the right adapter, you can connect it to your TV in just a few steps.
- Plug the Bluetooth adapter into a compatible port.
- Pair your speakers or headphones with the Bluetooth adapter.
It doesn’t get any easier.
Unfortunately, you can’t use anything other than a Bluetooth audio device with a Bluetooth adapter. That means you can use headphones, speakers, earphones, and more. But you can’t use Bluetooth controllers, keyboards, and other accessories.
How to Enable Bluetooth on Hisense TV
Your Hisense TV will not automatically pair with Bluetooth devices, except for the remote. But if your TV has Bluetooth, connecting other devices and accessories is simple.
Follow the steps below to add speakers, headphones, and other devices to your Hisense TV.
- Power the TV.
- Go to the “Home” menu.
- Select the gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen to access Settings.
- Navigate to Remotes and Accessories.
- Select “Bluetooth” or go directly to the next step, depending on your TV series and model.
- Select Add Attachment.
- Put your Bluetooth device in pairing, identification or discovery mode.
- Select the correct device name from the list of devices detected by Hisense TV.
- Pair the devices and follow any other on-screen prompts.
Hisense TV Bluetooth Troubleshooting
If you’ve determined that your Hisense TV supports Bluetooth, but you’re unable to use it, you may need to do some troubleshooting. Problems range from distance to network issues to firmware glitches and everything in between.
Here are some common DIY solutions you can try.
- Pair the Bluetooth device with the Hisense TV again.
- Turn off your Bluetooth devices and accessories, and turn them on after a few seconds.
- Power cycle your Hisense TV by unplugging it for one minute and holding down the power button for 10 seconds while turning it off.
- Check the range of your Bluetooth device and potential obstacles in its path. Hisense TVs rarely make Bluetooth connections with devices beyond 30 feet. The closer the devices are, the easier it is to establish and maintain a connection.
- Upgrade your Hisense TV and Bluetooth devices to the latest firmware version.
- As a last resort, please contact Hisense customer support in your region.
What is the best Hisense TV?
If you’re interested in the highest audio and video quality and performance, the Hisense U9DG is arguably the company’s flagship. It uses dual-panel technology to get near-OLED quality from LED TVs and offers wide viewing angles for a full cinema experience.
How to check what operating system is installed on Hisense TV
Each platform has some unique features and applications. For example, if you see Google Play Store on a Hisense TV, it definitely has Android TV or Google TV OS. Alexa might mean the Fire TV platform, while the Roku streaming service almost always means a TV with the Roku OS.
Figuring out your operating system is important to knowing what files and applications you can install.
Is the Hisense TV remote universal?
Just because your Hisense TV remote can easily connect to your TV via Bluetooth, doesn’t mean it will work with other Hisense models.
Hisense remotes tend to be sold for specific models and TV series. Usually, they require a TV with a compatible operating system to work. But you can use the Hisense TV remote with other brands of TVs, provided they are compatible. That said, you can expect some remote commands and buttons to have limited functionality.
Unlock almost all brands of smart TV platforms
If you’re looking for a new smart TV, Hisense is a brand that won’t disappoint. You have many options when it comes to operating systems and platforms, screen sizes and display technologies. The Hisense lineup is suitable for all applications, from casual streaming to gaming to home theater experience.
Don’t worry about bluetooth either. Your TV most likely has bluetooth capability. You just need to pair your devices correctly.
But now we want to hear about your experience with Hisense TVs. How often, if ever, do you experience issues with your Bluetooth connection? Did the Bluetooth adapter or other fix in this article help you use your favorite device? Let us know in the comments section below.